Easington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Easington is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 Easington shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 691 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA398192
   – London 150 mi (240 km)  S
Civil parish Easington
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HULL
Postcode district HU12
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Beverley and Holderness
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Coordinates: 53°39′04″N 0°06′50″E / 53.651157°N 0.114000°E / 53.651157; 0.114000

Easington is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in the area known as Holderness. A coastal settlement, it is situated between the Humber estuary and the North Sea at the south-eastern corner of the county, and at the end of the B1445 road from Patrington. The coastal town of Withernsea is approximately 6 miles (10 km) to the north-east.

All Saint's Church, Easington

The civil parish is formed by the village of Easington and the hamlets of Kilnsea, Out Newton and Spurn Head. Bull Sand Fort is administered as part of the parish.[2] According to the 2011 UK Census, Easington parish had a population of 691,[1] a small decrease on the 2001 UK Census figure of 698.[3]

The parish church of All Saints' is a Grade I listed building.[4]

In 1823 the ecclesiastical parish incumbency was a perpetual curacy under the patronage of the Archbishop of York. The parish had a population of 488, with occupations that included a butcher, a corn miller, a weaver, two blacksmiths, two wheelwrights, two grocers, three shoemakers, four tailors, twelve farmers, two schoolmasters, a land surveyor, a yeoman, and the landlord of the Granby's Head public house. There were two carriers who operated between the village and Hull weekly.[5]

Easington is the site of a large natural gas terminal, Easington Gas Terminal, consisting of two terminals owned and operated by BP, Centrica Storage which processes and stores gas offshore, and Gassco, operating the Norward to UK "Langeled pipeline".

Easington is significant for being the birthplace of the Anglo-Canadian poet and literary scholar, Robin Skelton (1925–97).[6]

Much of the parish has been lost to the sea in the past, including the villages of Turmarr, Hoton, Northorpe, Dimlington, Old Kilnsea and Ravenser - some of which were lost by the end of the year 1400.[7]

The thatched tithe barn is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a Grade II* listed building, having been designated in 1987.[8]

Easington terminal


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Easington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ John Morris Associates. "Southfield Farm Wind Turbine Landscape and Visual Assessment" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. p. 61. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Easington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1346602)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, pp. 199, 200
  6. ^ Crowther, Pete (14 June 2007). "Robin Skelton of Easington, Poet, Literary Scholar and Witch". The Spurn, Kilnsea and Easington Area Local Studies Group. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  7. ^ Welton, Michael A. (January 2007). "Easington". Skeals.co.uk. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "Tithe Barn (1083473)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5. 

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